Environmental Action Day at Taft
Environmental Action Day at Taft

Nearly 50 members of Taft's faculty hosted workshops exploring environment issues Wednesday, February 23. Sponsored and conceptualized by Taft's EcoMons, Environmental Action Day allowed the full school community to engage in programming and activities around environmental action and sustainable initiatives. The day began with an assembly and documentary viewing for lower mids, and a concurrent "Ask an EcoMon" session for the remaining students. The Q & A was designed to share information about composting, renewable energy, recycling and more.

"On behalf of the EcoMons, we are so appreciative for this community time to reflect on environmental leadership as we live up to our motto, Non ut sibi," said Director of Environmental Stewardship Carly Borken.

The workshops covered a broad range of topics, from the declining bird population and the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases to sustainable investing, sustainable diets, and environmental justice and racism. There were also hands-on programs, including a tour of Taft's eco-friendly Hillman House, an eco-poetry writing session, and a recycling initiative dedicated to collecting, debinding, and recycling outdated textbooks across campus.